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Phillip Emeritz Feminine Power in the Ottoman Harem

@inproceedings{Seng2013PhillipEF,
  title={Phillip Emeritz Feminine Power in the Ottoman Harem},
  author={Y. Seng and G. Hambly and N. Keddie and Nadia Maria El Cheikh},
  year={2013}
}
Women in Muslim culture are often viewed in the Western world as oppressed, powerless beings; within the harem, they are no more than slaves and sexual objects. However, women were, in fact, deeply integrated into Muslim society. 1 The purpose of this paper is to illuminate some of the misconceptions and realities concerning women in Islamic culture. More specifically, it examines the valide sultans, or “queen mothers,” in the Ottoman imperial harem during the sixteenth and seventeenth… Expand
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